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We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Day 2 - China

Jamie and I went to Wal Mart today. It costs 2 rmb each for a one way ticket on an air conditioned bus, only 1 for an un-airconditioned. Because the humidity here is 1 billion, we chose to splurge and ride in comfort. It is still really cheap as the entire round trip across town only costs us about 75 cents. Wal Mart was large and quite crowded and very busy. The carts are only about half of the size of the U.S. carts and it was a 2 story with an ramp travelator (escalator) that takes you to the second story. We bought a few items for our kitchen because we could only carry so much. Living in a city with a car will be like that apparently. That is ok, because we figure we'll save about $6500 this year in gas alone.

I'm posting some pictures of our apartment and view. They should be there by this afternoon. We slept most of the day today trying to rest. My head cold is about gone. I haven't ran into any sites that have been blocked and am grateful that this blog isn't. Keep checking back for updates.

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